We have one of the richest traditions, and cultures in our country. We celebrate every function or occasion, with pomp and believe in going grand, no matter the festival. Be it anywhere in India, like north, south, east or west, we all have something spectacular to offer, from different cuisines, rituals to different clothes.
But there are some things, that binds us all through the threads and elegance, is unity in diversity, and also our love for sarees. This nine-yard elegance is what all women hold close to their heart. Sarees are not just something, we drape around ourwaist. It is much more than that. It represents the beauty, glamour and life-long traditions, that we are following for generations. Sarees have the deepest emotional connection, and thanks to our mother, for keeping this tradition alive for us, and providing us with many emotional memories to connect.
For brides, bridal sarees are the most emotional part of theirlife. She is connected not only emotionally, but also all her memories are bound by them. Those are the most precious gift, a mother gives to her daughter on her wedding. So, here are some sarees from across the country, you can gift to your daughter, which can be worn in pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding functions.
Types Of Sarees From Across The Country
1‘Tant’ from West Bengal
It is one of the traditional saree, from the land of Bengal. It is made of pure cotton and is mostly preferred as a daily outfit wear by Bengali women. It is very light, easy to wear, and also have thick borders, that are beautifully printed. So, I guess you got something elegant as well as comfortable to wear on the first day with in-laws.
2‘Mundum Neriyathum’ from Kerala
‘Mundum Neriyathum’ also known as ‘Settu’ Saree. They were traditionally a ‘Mundu’ or a ‘dhoti, blouse and a stole, that went across the blouse. A lot of old generation, still kept this style alive. ‘Kasavu’ sarees are the modern version and are mostly characterized by its thick golden border, which are woven in thread of real gold! However, to keep up with the modern times, it has diversified into artificial threads and includes colours.
3‘Kanjeevaram’ from Tamil Nadu
‘Kanjeevaram’ sarees are known as the queen of sarees. These sarees, are mostly traditionally woven from the silk that came from the region of Kancheepuram. These sarees are quite rich in texture and colour. They are very refined, elegant and graceful in one drape. So, now you can look different from other brides in this bridal saree.
4‘Bomkai’ from Odisha
‘Bomkai’ sarees are also known as Sonepuri silk. It has an intricate piece of artwork like embroidery, thread work, and ikat. These artworks are all woven in this beautiful nine-yard wonder. They are available in both cotton and silk and can make an awesome festive wear. So, I guess you have found something to wear while visiting, relatives places.
5‘Sambalpuri’ from Odisha
This traditional hand woven sarees are a delicate weave of many different techniques. Before weaving, these saree threads are tie-dyed and makes it rich to never fade. You can find these sarees in various different traditional motifs, like ‘Shankha’ or Shell, ‘Charkha’ or Wheel, ‘Phula’ or Flower.
6‘Paithani’ from Maharashtra
Thesesarees are a specialty in Paithan town in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. This hand woven silk is very elegant and grand. Its recurrent peacock design, fine motifs, and zari border is, what sets the saree apart from others. It is also popular in single coloured or kaleidoscope-colored designs. This kaleidoscope effect is formed by using one colour for weaving widthwise, and another for weaving lengthwise.
7‘Bandhani’ from Gujarat
The saree name is derived from ‘bandhan’, which means ties. This also refers to the process of dyeing and tying, while making the saree. Rajasthan and Gujarat, both are known for these ‘Bandhani’ sarees. But, the weavers of the ‘Khatri’ community in Gujarat are known to be the pioneers. They will practice this art exclusively even today.
8‘Muga’ from Assam
This ‘Muga’ silk sarees from Assam, is a special kind of silk that are made from larvae that feed on mainly two types of special leaves. This silk, produced from the larvae isknown to be one of the best of its kind. It is pretty glossy and very durable. Adding to the fact, you can find these golden threads of ‘Muga’ only in Assam.
9‘Banarasi’ from Varanasi
These sarees are especially known for its silver and golden ‘zari’ motifs and designs. Originally it was being woven only for the royal familly, as every saree was made in real gold and silver threads. Back then, the detailing in these sarees was so intricate, that they used to take a year to finish weaving on only one saree. But you can choose from variety products, nowadays.
10‘Pochampally’ from Telangana
‘Pochampally’ silk comes from the town of Pochampally in Telangana. Bhoodan Pochampally, is also known for Vinoba Bhave’s bhoodan movement. These sarees are made from a perfect combination of silk and cotton, have an intricate work of geometric ikat designs, and motifs.These sarees are very royal.
11‘Chanderi’ from Madhya Pradesh
Cotton, zari, and silk are woven together to make the fabric of this saree, that is very light than a feather, and also has a gorgeous and royal sheen. It has one of the best fabrics and is also pretty easy to wear. If you are obsessed with saree, then this saree can keep your woes away.
12‘Phulkari’ from Punjab
Literally ‘Phulkari’ means ‘flower work’ and it is exactly, what is done in this saree. Thread work is done in bright hues, in the shape of flowers. This ‘Phulkari’ made its first appearance in legendary Heer-Ranjha story and has been there since. This ‘Phulkari’ embroidery is basically done on either in khadi fabrics or cotton blends. It is also more popular in form of dupattas.
13‘Chikankari’ from Lucknow
If you have ever been to Lucknow, then probably you know about ‘Chikankari’. it is exclusively from this town. Traditionally it is been done in a muslin cloth, but now it can be found in almost all kinds of fabrics. Be sure to shop for this saree, for your post-wedding appearances.